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Govia Thameslink Railway worker helps save lives as 999 NHS ambulance crew volunteer

Govia Thameslink Railway worker helps save lives as 999 NHS ambulance crew volunteer

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 11:57 BST

​In his day job, Lee Southgate drives Great Northern trains for Govia Thameslink Railway as a shunter. But in his own time, he has been volunteering as an emergency ambulance crew member working alongside frontline paramedics.

Meet the Govia Thameslink Railway volunteers who are looking out for society’s most vulnerable

Meet the Govia Thameslink Railway volunteers who are looking out for society’s most vulnerable

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2020 12:18 BST

​A team of caring railway volunteers are doing their bit to help keep people safe at a time when many are at their most vulnerable due to Covid-19.

From railway control centre, to blue-light emergency ambulance crew volunteer: Tom’s story

From railway control centre, to blue-light emergency ambulance crew volunteer: Tom’s story

Press releases   •   Jun 01, 2020 15:30 BST

​For the last three months, a Govia Thameslink Railway worker has been giving up his own time to volunteer as an emergency ambulance crew member after answering a call for help during the pandemic.

Lip-syncing railway colleagues smash fundraising target for NHS workers

Lip-syncing railway colleagues smash fundraising target for NHS workers

Press releases   •   Jun 01, 2020 11:18 BST

​Dozens of Govia Thameslink Railway colleagues have been spreading some cheer by taking part in a fundraising Amarillo lip-syncing music video.

Railway colleagues clock up the miles in aid of NHS heroes

Railway colleagues clock up the miles in aid of NHS heroes

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 13:19 BST

​A team of Govia Thameslink Railway colleagues have cycled, walked and jogged more than 800 miles to raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

GTR using 30-day Coronavirus killer to further protect passengers and colleagues

GTR using 30-day Coronavirus killer to further protect passengers and colleagues

Press releases   •   May 26, 2020 10:38 BST

Govia Thameslink Railway’s entire fleet of Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express trains, plus stations and staff areas have been treated with a powerful new viruscide which sticks to surfaces, killing the Coronavirus for up to 30 days

Railway colleagues praised for life-saving actions

Railway colleagues praised for life-saving actions

Press releases   •   May 21, 2020 16:03 BST

​To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Govia Thameslink Railway is shining a light on how caring colleagues go above and beyond to help some of the most vulnerable in their time of need.

Children’s art brightens bridge and barriers at Bedford station

Children’s art brightens bridge and barriers at Bedford station

Press releases   •   May 21, 2020 15:36 BST

​Thanks to dozens of posters by young local artists, key workers using Bedford station can not only enjoy a brighter journey but can see the children’s heartfelt messages of thanks as they pass through.

Passengers in Sussex who must travel urged to plan ahead over Late May Bank Holiday weekend

Passengers in Sussex who must travel urged to plan ahead over Late May Bank Holiday weekend

Press releases   •   May 21, 2020 11:45 BST

Network Rail have issued the following press release about engineering work affecting Sussex train services over the Bank Holiday Network Rail is reminding passengers to continue following Government advice around the use of public transport, as it prepares to carry out projects over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend to maintain and upgrade the railway to improve future journeys for passengers.

Done and dusted: Network Rail and GTR complete transformation of Northern City Line

Done and dusted: Network Rail and GTR complete transformation of Northern City Line

Press releases   •   May 21, 2020 10:32 BST

Passengers who need to travel in and out of Moorgate station can now enjoy a smarter, cleaner, brighter route thanks to a six-month programme of track renewal, station redecoration and intense cleaning through the Northern City Line tunnels and stations.

Passengers who must travel on Midland Main Line urged to plan ahead this Bank Holiday weekend as Network Rail carries out vital track upgrades

Passengers who must travel on Midland Main Line urged to plan ahead this Bank Holiday weekend as Network Rail carries out vital track upgrades

Press releases   •   May 19, 2020 15:23 BST

Network Rail has issued the following press release about the impact of engineering work on Bank Holiday weekend train services: Network Rail is urging passengers who must travel on the Midland Main Line this Bank Holiday weekend to check before travelling as vital work to upgrade the track between Kentish Town and Radlett takes place.

Rail staff band together with uplifting song to praise key workers and raise money for NHS

Rail staff band together with uplifting song to praise key workers and raise money for NHS

Press releases   •   May 15, 2020 09:09 BST

Two Southern conductors and a train driver at Eastbourne have banded together to produce their own version of a classic song - re-written to show support for the NHS and key workers

Timetables to change from 17 May – please check before travelling

Press releases   •   May 13, 2020 16:17 BST

Following the latest Government guidance for passengers on how to travel safely, Govia Thameslink Railway will be running a different Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern timetable from Sunday 17 May

75th VE Day anniversary celebrated with special 1940s-style performance

75th VE Day anniversary celebrated with special 1940s-style performance

Press releases   •   May 07, 2020 12:10 BST

​An alternative VE Day celebration has been created this year in lieu of special events at railway stations.

​Sussex family go the extra mile (or 26) to support bowel cancer charity

​Sussex family go the extra mile (or 26) to support bowel cancer charity

Press releases   •   May 05, 2020 15:22 BST

A Sussex family has undertaken a huge fundraising drive by running a full marathon in their own garden.

Passengers in Sussex are advised to only travel if necessary, over Early May Bank Holiday weekend

Passengers in Sussex are advised to only travel if necessary, over Early May Bank Holiday weekend

Press releases   •   May 04, 2020 15:24 BST

Network Rail has issued the following press release about engineering work over the Bank Holiday weekend: Network Rail is advising passengers to continue following Government advice and only use public transport if they need to. Vital engineering work will affect train services between Three Bridges and Brighton/Lewes this weekend.

Great Northern’s Debbie braves the shave for mental health charity Mind

Great Northern’s Debbie braves the shave for mental health charity Mind

Press releases   •   May 04, 2020 12:28 BST

​A member of staff at Great Northern’s Stevenage station has kissed goodbye to her shoulder-length locks all in the name of a charity close to her heart.

Southern station staff show appreciation for NHS

Southern station staff show appreciation for NHS

Press releases   •   May 04, 2020 11:46 BST

​Barnham railway station is awash with rainbows as a thank you to NHS staff, carers and key workers.

Herts and Beds children challenged to get creative during lockdown

Herts and Beds children challenged to get creative during lockdown

Press releases   •   Apr 28, 2020 11:59 BST

​Youngsters are being challenged to get creative during lockdown by taking part in train-themed art and writing competitions.

Southern Rail’s partnership offers pedal power to NHS key workers

Southern Rail’s partnership offers pedal power to NHS key workers

Press releases   •   Apr 27, 2020 11:22 BST

​Southern Rail is working with specialist cycle repair company Handlebars to give free bikes to NHS key workers.